Senior Liz Paccione, shown here with head coach Beth Ann Wilson, was the 2009 winner of the Coach's Award in volleyball.
Congratulations volleyball -- 3.21 GPA for Fall 2009
Christina LaVigna named All CAC in Volleyball
Senior hitter, Christina LaVigna was named Second Team All Capital Athletic Conference for volleyball. She is the lone Saint to appear on the two all conference teams.
LaVigna, who finished her four year career with 1337 kills and 1255 digs, led the team in total kills and was second in digs. She led the team in service aces with 47 and was second in total blocks with 49.
She was 8th in the CAC in kills per set with 2.73 and also 8th in the conference in service aces per set with 0.43.
Christina LaVigna is CAC Athlete of the Week
Senior hitter, Christina LaVigna is the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in women's volleyball for the week ending October 18.
LaVigna, who was named to the All Tournament team at the Baruch College Invitational Tournament, starred in five matches for the week, four of them at the tournament.
She helped led the Saints to a 4-1 record for the week with 57 kills, 48 digs, 11 service aces and nine blocks for the week. She had three "double-doubles" at the Baruch three-day tournament and just missed the fourth one by one dig.
Volleyball hosts Dig Pink match
In a pre-game ceremony honoring breast cancer survivors, two current MU players paid special tribute to their mothers. On the left is Courtny Carroll, with her mother, Cathy and on the right is Michelle McCormick with her mother, Debbie Sablan. The Saints are more than halfway to their goal of raising $1000 for the Sideout Foundation. Contributions can continue until the end of the October. To donate, please click here.
MU's Lori Renner is the featured athlete on the CAC website
To read about her, please click here.
Volleyball, women's basketball to host "PINK" events
Two women's teams at Marymount will participate in national efforts aimed at increasing awareness and raising money for breast cancer research.
Volleyball will take part of the Side-out Foundation's Dig Pink initiative for the second year in a row. The Side-out Foundation supports health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men with breast cancer thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives and living them to the fullest.
The Saints have set Thursday, October 8 as the Dig Pink night. Marymount will host Wesley College at 7 pm that evening in a Capital Athletic Conference match in the Verizon Sports Arena. Fans and participants are encouraged to wear pink to that event and to donate to the Side-out Foundation.
In February, the women's basketball team will get the jump on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pink Zone when they will host Stevenson University in a Capital Athletic Conference game on Saturday, February 6 at 2 pm, also in the Verizon Sports Arena.
The WBCA Pink Zone works also to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. It also works to raise money, with its charity of choice, the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation. Last year the campaign raised over $1.3 million.
Likewise for the basketball event, teams and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Congratulations to our 2008-09 CAC Scholar Athletes!
Lori Renner was the 2008-09 winner of the Coach's Award in volleyball. She is shown here with head coach Beth Ann Wilson.
Congratulations to the women's volleyball team with a 2008 fall team GPA of 3.17!
The Saints were excited about their opportunity to "Dig Pink" for cancer. Their efforts raised more than $500 so far -- and they defeated Trinity, 3-0. This was MU's first Dig Pink event -- and it is planned to become an annual event. You can still contribute by clicking here.
The Saints all garbed in pink -- ready to play for cancer.
Saints' Oct. 2 match "Dug Pink" for cancer
The October 2 match featuring the Saints and Trinity did have more meaning that wins and losses, digs and kills. The two teams participated that evening in the Side-Out Foundation's "Dig Pink" match which is designed to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
The Saints and the Tigers joined over 600 volleyball teams across the country in the fight against breast cancer. MU's goal was to raise $1000 by the end of October -- they are halfway there -- and you can still contribute using the link below.
The match was a success also -- with the Saints winning 25-13, 25-12, 25-6 to win their third match in a row.
If you would like to donate on-line to the Side Out Foundation please click here.
Suzanne Dougherty inducted into MU Athletics Hall of Fame
In a ceremony on campus in May, Suzanne Dougherty Winkler was one of four athletes inducted into the Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame. The others were Gina Cappello, '93, women's soccer; Mary Gardiner, '85, women's basketball; and, Karen Still, '94, women's basketball.
After being told by master of ceremonies, Scott Benson, '91, that "years ago, you chose Marymount, now Marymount chooses you" the four athletes were introduced to the dinner crowd who learned of their many accomplishments and then inducted into the Hall.
Suzanne Dougherty Winkler, is the first inductee in volleyball. She was also a four-year player who was the first MU player to win All Region honors. She was a two-time All CAC player and two-time All State. She holds the career records in kills and digs and held those same records for single season when she graduated. She was a three-time CAC Scholar Athlete and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Fitness Management. Suzanne is a teacher and volleyball coach at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame are taken from the general public and are voted on by the Hall of Fame Committee. The Hall of Fame wsa founded in 2006 to recognize exceptional student-athletes, coaches and other individuals who have had a profound impact on the University, the community, or the nation in the field of athletics.
Suzanne Dougherty Winkler (left) poses with Coach Beth Ann Wilson in front of the Marymount Athletics Hall of Fame.
Christina Haley -- CAC Scholar Athlete
Lizzie Jones -- CAC Scholar Athlete
Jo Laucks -- CAC Scholar Athlete
Liz Paccione -- CAC Scholar Athlete
Lori Renner -- CAC Scholar Athlete
News & results
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